5:00 PM, 9/10 Revision
This is a September 10th revision of this post. I was reading it today and I don’t think I articulated my thoughts correctly. That’s nothing new since my lack of formal-education often fogs my thinking with self-doubt.
In the original post I came off like I was unforgiving, regarding the treatment of the Italians during WWll. Not true! It was a time of war! This new experiment - America - was something to believe in, and especially something to fight for [not sure if this is one of the situations one can end a sentence with a preposition.] Our way of American life was at stake.
No… This entire thing, this post, is all about the relevance to what’s going on today. Are we going to start interning people? Should we start interning people? Will Holder intern people?
Anyway, here’s the original post. I hope I made myself clearer.
600,000 Italian American immigrants were deemed enemy aliens during World War ll. 600,000 Italian Americans were compelled to register as “enemy aliens,” though they had done nothing wrong.” “10,000 Italian Americans were also interned by the government during this time.”
So what’s new? What has changed so drastically that we can’t lock-up enemies of the United States in internment-camps, like the camps that German and Italian Americans were forced to live in. Of course everyone knows about Japanese internment.
I’m not necessarily condemning internment, per say - it was a time of war and U.S. citizens were beyond alarmed - just asking if “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” still stands?
Will Iraqi-Americans find themselves in pens? Syrian-Americans? I’m asking because I don’t know. Will ISIS / ISLE members already in the U.S. be the first to be locked up like stock-show animals?
I’m asking because I don’t know.
Here’s a blog-post on American Internment during World War ll
August 9, 2014
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Supermoon” of August 10, 2014
This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year. Read more
The Old Farmer’s Almanac: August’s Video featuring Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Sturgeon Moon and why you can sometimes see the Moon during the daytime.”
Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes called this month’s Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. They also called this the Full Green Corn Moon.
Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).
June 13, 2014
Almanac.Com’s Full Moon video for June, 2014
Featuring Amy Nieskens
June 8, 2014
Neither Tonalist nor Commissioner ran in the Derby or Preakness. Medal Count, the third-place finisher, didn’t run in the Preakness.
California Chrome appeared sluggish and finished in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. In the 135 years the grueling series of races for 3-year-old thoroughbreds have all been contested, only 11 horses have won all three. read more…
June 7, 2014
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome had his final gallop around the Belmont Park oval Friday morning, traveling two miles under exercise rider Willie Delgado after schooling in the paddock around 6 a.m. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will jog tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., a little more than 13 hours in advance of his bid to break a 36-year Triple Crown drought in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. (more…)
May 26, 2014
First posted May 21, 2014
From National Geographic’s Build a Boma campaign
In East Africa, livestock is the livelihood of many communities. When lions and other big cats kill livestock, people often kill the cats in retaliation—and the problem is growing worse. There are just over 30,000 lions left in the wild. The best way to prevent any more of these big cats from being killed is to prevent the conflict. And that’s where you come in. (more…)
May 18, 2014
BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 –California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469. (more…)
May 17, 2014
A quick look at Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (more…)
May 3, 2014
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